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China, US, India push world carbon emissions up

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22/09/2014

Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases. The world pumped an estimated 39.8 billion tons (36.1 billion metric tons) of carbon dioxide into the air last year by burning coal, oil and gas. That ...

Goole Fields 1 Wind Farm is officially opened

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19/09/2014

16 turbine wind farm generating electricity for up to 18,200 average UK households Total investment amounts to £45million Today saw the official opening of RWE Innogy UK’s £45million Goole Fields 1 Wind Farm in East Riding of Yorkshire. Over 60 community members and business representatives attended the inauguration hosted by the renewable energy leader, which included a ...

Global marches draw attention to climate change

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22/09/2014

Tens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth - in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action. Starting along Central Park West, most came on foot, others with bicycles and walkers, and some even in wheelchairs. Many wore costumes and marched to drumbeats. One woman played the ...

The Battle Against Aircraft Noise

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18/09/2014

There is good news for anyone living near or under a flight path of one of the UK’s airports this week. A report out from the Airport Operators’ Association (AOA) shows that UK airports are reducing noise pollution and carbon emission despite growth in passenger numbers. The AOA was keen to publish the report in response to political and public calls and to demonstrate that ...

High profile location for ET’s new on-line metals in air analyser

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17/09/2014

Air quality monitoring specialist, Enviro Technology Services Plc has recently installed a state-of-the art, near real-time automatic metals-in-air analyser at the Marylebone Road “super-site” for King’s College London who had funding from NERC. The XACT 625 X-ray fluorescence multi-metals system is understood to be the first of its type to be installed outside of the USA and ...

Chevron meets new, voluntary shale drilling rules

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19/09/2014

Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, the Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale announced Thursday. The center is a partnership between major energy companies, environmental groups and charitable foundations. Its certification process ...

Range Resources to pay $4M drilling waste fine

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19/09/2014

Energy company Range Resources said Thursday it has agreed to pay a $4.15 million fine for environmental violations at a western Pennsylvania site that handled natural gas drilling waste. The penalty is the largest the state has ever imposed on the shale gas industry. Range, based in Fort Worth, Texas, said in a statement that it accepts the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection ...

CH2M HILL´s Glen Daigger Completes Second Term as President of the International Water Association

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22/09/2014

CH2M HILL is pleased to participate in the 2014 International Water Association’s (IWA) World Water Congress & Exhibition, held September 21-26, in Lisbon, Portugal. During the event, CH2M HILL will host a special reception honoring Dr. Glen Daigger, CH2M HILL Senior Vice President and Chief Water Technology Officer, who completed his second term as president of the IWA. ...

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